Flood risks work on Chesterfield river

Work will begin on the River Hipper from Tuesday 22nd November for up to 8 days.

Chesterfield Borough Council are making sure they're better prepared for any flooding this year.

Sections along the River Hipper will be cleared to protect vulnerable areas like Hornsbridge which were hit hard last year.

The aim of the work is to reduce the risk of flooding in Chesterfield whilst being sympathetic to the natural environment.

The work has been planned so that it will take place outside of the bird nesting season.  Surveys have taken into account important habitats for species such as brown trout, crayfish, otters and bats.  The watercourse will be left in a good condition for birds and aquatic wildlife.

The trees along the River Hipper in the Queen's Park are mainly Sycamore which are to be felled and replaced with more suitable species within the park.

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